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Which Is Your Favorite Shonen Jump Title?

Your Favorite?

  • Hokuto No Ken

    Votes: 3 21.4%
  • Saint Seiya

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Yu Yu Hakusho

    Votes: 6 42.9%
  • Rurouni Kenshin

    Votes: 4 28.6%
  • Shaman King

    Votes: 1 7.1%

  • Total voters

Yoshioka Seijuro

Well-Known Member
The five Battle Shonen in the 80s and the 90s that aren't part of Shonen Jump Advanced and aren't Dragon Ball or the Big Three.



Well-Known Member
Hunter x Hunter (1998-ongoing)
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (1987-ongoing: part 2, end of part 3, and parts 4-7)

Yoshioka Seijuro

Well-Known Member
Hunter x Hunter (1998-ongoing)
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (1987-ongoing: part 2, end of part 3, and parts 4-7)
Those are part of Shonen Jump Advanced. And they are both almost objectively better than all of the ones that I listed, LOL.
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∟ v a g a b o n d
I'll always have a soft spot for Fist of the North Star, grew up with Kenshiro, Raoh, Souther and Toki.

Watching them in action gives you a healthy dose of testosterone and a masterclass in manliness


Out the poll options

1. YYH
2. Shaman King
3. Saint Seiya
4. Kenshin
5. Fist of the North Star


Definitely not a villain.
YYH barely beats Shaman King for the top spot.

SK is visually interesting and very unique in the way that problems are resolved. Takei clearly did a ton of thorough research into spirituality from a wide variety of cultures and wasn't a afraid to implement all of them into his art and the ideals of his characters. Which to me is what sets him head-and-shoulders above most supernatural action mangaka.

But YYH was simply funnier and had more engrossing action. The side characters aren't as memorable. But Yusuke has the best one-liners, and the tension was much higher. Yusuke and Kuawabara were so aggressively down-to-earth and unspiritual that there was a real human element to everything that was going on. See the scene where Yusuke tries to outrun the fuel truck for example.
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Vandal Savage

Supporting Staff
Out of the five in the list Rurouni Kenshin is probably my favorite but Shaman King and Yu Yu Hakusho are right there. I have only seen bits and pieces of Hokuto no Ken and Saint Seiya so I can't give full opinions on them yet.
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